These words have two parts. They all mean different things if you say them with your voice going up or down! 😮
Here is one — the word record.
- If you say RE-cord, it is a noun. >> The world REcord for the 100m run is 9.58 seconds.
- If you say re-CORD, it is a verb. >> Can I reCORD you when you sing?
Here are some more words like this.
|Word||Noun : HIGH - low||Verb : low - HIGH|
|conflict||An argument, or a war >> The Civil War was a CONflict between the states.||To disagree >> I hope we do not conFLICT.|
|contest||A sports match >> Who won the football CONtest?||To battle or argue >> I hope nobody conTESTS my decision.|
|contrast||A difference >> There is a lot of CONtrast between black and white.||To find or talk about differences >> Please conTRAST these two songs.|
|extract||Something you get out of something else >> Vanilla EXtract comes from a bean.||To get something out of something else >> Please exTRACT this stick from my arm. It hurts.|
|incense||It smells nice when you burn it >> INsense makes smoke when it burns.||To get mad >> I was inSENSED when I got a ticket for going 37 mph!|
|increase||Something that goes up >> I worked hard and got a pay INcrease.||To make something go up >> I hope you can inCREASE my pay.|
|insult||A bad thing you say about somebody >> Hey! I do not like that INsult!||To say something bad about somebody >> Do not inSULT me!|
|invite||A message about coming to visit >> I am having a party. Did you get my INvite?||To ask someone to visit >> I will inVITE all my friends to my party.|
|perfect||[this can happen with adjectives too]|
Describes something very good >> I got a PERfect score on my test!
|To make something very good >> I worked hard to perFECT my accent.|
|permit||A piece of paper that says you can do something >> I got my driving PERmit!||To say it is OK to do something >> Will you perMIT me to speak now?|
|rebel||A person who does not agree with rules >> He does not listen to his mother! He is a REbel!||To disagree with rules >> His children are reBELLing. They never do what he asks!|
|record||Something that is written or saved >> I forgot my password, and I don't have a REcord of it!||To write or save something >> Can you reCORD this song on your phone?|
|reject||Something that is not good enough, and you throw away >> We need to send these shoes back! Put them in the REject box.||To decide, or say, that something is not good enough >> He tried to be nice, but she reJECTed him|
|suspect||Someone who maybe did something bad, but you are not sure >> She was not home when all the ice cream was eaten, so she is not a SUSpect.||To think someone did something bad, but you are not sure >> Hmmm... he has chocolate all over his face. I susPECT he ate all the ice cream.|
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